Sting: Brand New Day.
Brand New Day exhibits about as many musical styles as there are tracks, all encased in dense, meticulous production. The album begins promisingly. “A Thousand Years” pulses atop a lush, two-note foundation. “A Desert Rose” folds trilling Algerian pop into trip-hop. This is not Sting as you are used to hear him - this is Sting on Acid - and it’s good.